West must wake up to possibility that Iran’s saber-rattling is real

The global reaction to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s recent comments about the Holocaust and threats to Israel is settling into a predictable pattern – denounce, rationalize, ignore – that illustrates the challenge of rallying the world to confront evil. Ahmadinejad’s comments, particularly his call that Israel be […]

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U.S. Muslim leaders must take stand

When a suicide bomber from the Islamic Jihad killed five Israelis and wounded dozens more in the coastal town of Hadera earlier this fall, the silence from America’s Muslim leaders was deafening. There was no statement of denunciation or even regret from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, […]

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In criticizing Bush, don’t cite Reagan

The shadow of Ronald Reagan hovers over the conservative Republican revolt against President Bush, with hard-core conservatives saying Bush does not measure up to the standard set by their hero.  In fact, one disgusted conservative, commentator Bruce Bartlett, has just penned a book called Imposter: How George […]

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Is the energy shortage caused by hurricanes a signal for the U.S. to develop alternative resources? YES: New technologies will help end our imported oil addiction

Tension in the Middle East has combined with Mother Nature along the Gulf Coast to underscore the danger inherent in our dependence on imported oil, much of which comes from nations that use the revenues to put our security at risk. Fortunately, this comes as new technologies […]

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If we don’t wobble, we’ll win in Iraq

AS THE WAR in Iraq continues and casualties mount and other costs escalate too, more political leaders, commentators, and activists raise the haunting specter of Vietnam. That is of a military quagmire from which America must extricate itself lest the venture end in ignominious defeat. The problem […]

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